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Developer: System Era Softworks
In this space sandbox adventure, players can work together to build custom bases above or below ground, create vehicles to explore a vast solar system, and use terrain to create anything they can imagine. A player’s creativity and ingenuity are the key to thriving on exciting planetary adventures! In Astroneer you can:
RESHAPE THE GROUND UNDER YOUR FEET AS THOUGH IT WERE MADE OF CLAY.
In Astroneer, players use their deform tool to dig, collect, shape and build anything they wish. Use this ability to dig to the center of the planet, build a ramp into the sky, or make megaliths just by using terrain!
SURVIVE ON AND EXPLORE CAREFULLY CRAFTED PLANETS THAT CAN BE ENTIRELY DEFORMED AND TRAVERSED.
Our vast solar system includes 7 wondrous planets that players can travel between and explore every inch of, from the entire spherical surface, through treacherous layers of caves, all the way down to mysterious the core. Each of those planets has unique and challenging surface and cave biomes that offer a multitude of challenges for players on their journey.
SNAP TOGETHER COMPONENTS AND OBJECTS TO BUILD BASES AND VEHICLES.
Items that Astroneers craft and find in the world can all be snapped and connected together to create unique creations for any situation. Customize and decorate your bases, vehicles, and Astroneer.
PLAY WITH FRIENDS IN 4 PLAYER ONLINE DROP-IN/DROP-OUT CO-OP.
Astroneer is better with friends. Group up with other players and work together to create massive industrial bases or to create fun games in the extensive creative sandbox.
DISCOVER AND UNCOVER THE MYSTERIES OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
Once Astroneers are ready, they may choose to attempt to understand and possibly harness the power behind mysterious structures found in the world.
Astroneer began as an Early Access title on Steam and would not be here today if not for your support, feedback, and ideas throughout that process. Now that we are close to hitting 1.0 we want to reiterate our pledge to continue building on the foundation that is Astroneer with free, ongoing content updates. If you're curious about the direction we're aiming for, be sure to go check out our roadmap, and our development vlogs to keep updated on what we are working on!
Astroneer - Game Preview Launch Trailer
Astroneer is definitely on the soft side of the survival spectrum. It looks inviting and fun, whether your lone explorer is bounding across the colorful landscape or mining deep within underground caves. Collecting resources and crafting them into new tools is the main focus, and Astroneer falters in not having more interesting things to find within each planet. In the end though, it's a lovely little game if you want to survive without all the pesky hunger and thirst you find in other games.
Astroneer is a nice and relaxing survival game that does away with some the typical mechanics of the genre to offer an experience that's mostly based on exploration and crafting. The basic gameplay loop is very engaging at the beginning and manages to carry the game quite far, but the complicated controls, especially on pad, and the repetition, which will eventually set in after a while, damage the experience a little. Still, Astroneer is a very solid game that no fan of the genre should pass on, especially if they love outer space settings.